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Poster: migwell Date: Dec 27, 2006 8:46am
Forum: movies Subject: Re: How To Convert to DVD - in 3 Easy Steps!

First of all, I would like to thank all those involved with this wonderful site for all the hard work you have done to provide such a broad-ranging and entertaining service for all of us who use the site. Great work!

Now on to the DVD burning issue... I believe that I have carefully read all of the posts here and followed the tips and instructions provided and yet I have had not much success transferring any of my downloaded films to DVD. The actual process seems simple enough, convert the mpeg or mp2 files into VOB, BUP and ISO and burn these converted files to a DVD.

After downloading approximately 15 pieces of software from the various sites mentioned here and on the linked sites, and struggling through the unfamiliar jargon and instructions when any are provided, I have found only 2 which seem capable of doing this, SimpleDVD and WinAVIVideoConverter. I followed the instructions for IFOEdit without any success.

SimpleDVD conversions have given me DVD's (burned with Nero 5.5) that play on my computer (which I could do anyway from the original files) but which flip vertically on my TV screen when played through my DVD player. Oh for the days of the vertical control toggle!

WinAVIVideo converter is 'shareware' and imprints a message displayed prominently in the center of the screen asking for payment to be removed. It does work, but since I plan to burn only a couple of movies, I could easily purchase them for less than the $30 that this software costs.

Although I have Googled quite a lot for 'demuxer' and 'converter' and combed the recommended sites, I have been unable to find another piece of software to perform the conversion. I have managed to try a few programs that ran for hours and hours, using 100% of my CPU and which, in the end, produced nothing useful.

Seems to me that the tip about buying a new DVD player that will play the downloaded files natively is the least expense and hassle of the various options presented.

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Poster: A/V Geek Skip Date: Dec 27, 2006 9:18am
Forum: movies Subject: Re: How To Convert to DVD - in 3 Easy Steps!

Another program to try is SimpleDVD:

http://simpledvd.honzakov.net/

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Poster: Venantius Date: Jan 22, 2007 10:55pm
Forum: movies Subject: Re: How To Convert to DVD - in 3 Easy Steps!

The sourceforge project DVD Flick - http://sourceforge.net/projects/dvdflick/ - is a free and easy means to convert mpeg and other file types into the formats necessary to play on a standard dvd player. It will (I think) burn to disc but as I have an ok burner I just used it to compile the data into the appropriate format which it did very nicely.